Stephen Colbert Examines the Dangers of 'Wind Turbine Syndrome'

We've covered "wind turbine syndrome" in these pages before; it's the dreaded "disease" that seems to afflict people who suddenly decide they don't like wind turbines near their property. As Mr. Colbert points out, doctors have routinely debunked the idea that living near wind farms can cause any of items on the laundry list of mostly-nonsensical symptoms.

No, it's widely suspected that "WTS" is purely psychological; folks start attributing their health woes to wind turbines because they hate them; for ideological reasons, the inconveniences they incur, or otherwise.

One major reason to suspect this is what's actually going on? Almost nobody who gets paid for leasing their land to wind power companies ever seems to come down with a case.

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